Alfred Rigby

about 1816–
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Alfred

When Alfred Rigby was born about 1816, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Rigby, was 49 and his mother, Mary W. Felts, was 42. He married Martha Grizzle on 16 November 1835, in Troup, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Rigby
1816–
Martha Grizzle
1817–1860
Marriage: 16 November 1835
Margaret Adline Rigby
1836–1873
Frances Rigsby
1842–
Mary Elizabeth Rigby
1844–
William Henry Rigsby
1846–1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1835Troup, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia
    Age 16
    In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
    1861
    Age 45
    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Ribby in Lancashire, named with Old Scandanavian hryggr ‘ridge’ + ‘farmstead, village’. Compare Rigsby .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Rigsby

    Sources (5)

    • Abfera Bagley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alfred Rigbey, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • A Rigby, "United States Census, 1840"

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